Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: September 15, 2019

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15Sep2019

Thank you for joining us for this a look at all the Royal Caribbean news from this week. We had plenty to share, so let us jump right in!

Royal Caribbean released the first set of sailings for Odyssey of the Seas this week, which will begin in November 2020.

Odyssey of the Seas will sail from Port Everglades, Florida upon her arrival in North America.  Odyssey of the Seas will then offer 8- and 6-night Caribbean cruises, which include visits to Perfect Day at CocoCay. Odyssey of the Seas will be the first Quantum Ultra Class ship to call on Aruba and Curacao as part of its 8-night itineraries. 

In summer 2021, she will head over to Europe.

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 319th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt quantifies what exactly being on a cruise means and the feelings that being on a cruise evokes.

Coming back from a Royal Caribbean cruise, the transition back to "civilian life" isn't easy, and often we think back about how much we enjoy being back on the cruise. 

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: What to know before booking the cheapest room on a cruise

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — What to know before booking the cheapest room on a cruise — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Medium interviewed Royal Caribbean's SVP of Digital about Royal Caribbean's digital transformation.

Cruise Fever shared when cruises are the cheapest by cruise line.

B&T Magazine reported Royal Caribbean Australia has picked a new strategic PR firm.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: September 8, 2019

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08Sep2019

Happy weekend! It has been a busy week of Royal Caribbean news and events, and we have a look back at everything that happened this week.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, this week was dominated by the work Royal Caribbean did to help the people of The Bahamas recover as quickly as possible.

Across many of its cruise ships, Royal Caribbean engaged in an ambitious plan to delivery tens of thousands of meals to people across Grand Bahama Island.

Cruise ships in the area made unscheduled stops in Freeport to deliver meals and supplies to aid agencies so that they could be distributed to people in need.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 318th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt reflects on how a hurricane disrupted his cruise vacation plans.

Cruising in hurricane season comes with its shares of risks, but for the first time a hurricane interrupted Matt's plans and this week's episode is about sharing lessons learned.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: How much does it cost to go on a Royal Caribbean cruise?

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — How much does it cost to go on a Royal Caribbean cruise? — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Orlando Sentinel shared the story of a Bahamian Royal Caribbean worker that was reunited with her family after the hurricane.

News4Jax reported on the work Royal Caribbean is doing to sends thousands of meals, supplies to the Bahamas.

Fox 35 reported on Royal Caribbean's work to transport 261 evacuees from Freeport.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 25, 2019

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25Aug2019

Thanks for joining us for another weekly look at all of the Royal Caribbean news from this week.  The late-summer heat is still on, and we have plenty of Royal Caribbean news to share from this week.

Royal Caribbean revealed its amplification plans for Freedom fo the Seas in spring 2020.

Royal Caribbean will add the Perfect Storm duo of waterslides, a redesigned Adventure Ocean, a Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade and a reimagined pool deck that will feature Splashaway Bay, El Loco Fresh and The Lime & Coconut.

Beginning March 8, 2020, the reimagined Freedom will sail year-round, 7-night Southern Caribbean itineraries from San Juan, Puerto Rico and will include stops in St. Lucia, Antigua and the ABC Islands – Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 316th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt shares the tips he uses on every cruise he takes.

There are plenty of tips, tricks and advice out there when it comes to cruising.  This week, Matt shares the tips he uses on every sailing.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: 5 myths people use to avoid trying Royal Caribbean

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — 5 myths people use to avoid trying Royal Caribbean — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Kingdom Cuisine shared the basics of dining on Royal Caribbean.

Cruise Critic wrote about their recent Gradeur of the Seas sailing.

Cruise Buzz listed 75 things to know about Harmony of the Seas.

Cruise Hive shared 15 impressive things about Symphony of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 18, 2019

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18Aug2019

Welcome to this week's edition of the Royal Caribbean post round-up, where we summarize all of the Royal Caribbean news and information from this week into one handy-dandy post! There is plenty of great content to enjoy, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's round-up!

Royal Caribbean revealed this week plans to add late night and two call visits to Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Beginning September 30, 2019, Royal Caribbean will offer 4-night itineraries to the private island destination across nearly 40 sailings. 

The new itineraries are available to guests on select Navigator and Mariner of the Seas sailings.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 315th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt offers an introduction to travel insurance.

You may have heard about travel insurance, but were unsure where to start or what it really covers. This week, Matt talks about the basics when it comes to travel insurance and what you need to know before purchasing a plan.

Please subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! 

New RCB Video: Royal Caribbean Drink Package Review

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — How to get free drinks on a Royal Caribbean cruise — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

The Points Guy offers a guide to using cruise ship Wi-Fi.

Miami Herald reported on a man who went overboard on Symphony of the Seas.

The Mirror shared the experience of the man from Ireland who landed a dream job working for Royal Caribbean.

Cruise and Ferry wrote about ACS Productions work on Royal Caribbean's Oasis Class ships.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 11, 2019

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11Aug2019

Happy Sunday! We hope you are having a great weekend! Now it is time to sit back, relax, and catch up on all the Royal Caribbean news from the week!

Royal Caribbean altered its Thrill Waterpark policy this week by lowering the unaccompanied guest age to 14 years old.

Previously, unaccomapnied guests needed to be 18 years old, but effective August 3, the cruise line's policy has shifted.

This new rule change allows for adults to forgo purchasing water park admission in situations where teenagers want to enjoy thrills on their own.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 314th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt discusses the differences between Royal Caribbean's ship classes.

Royal Caribbean categorizes its cruise ships based on a variety of characteristics, and on this episode, Matt talks about what makes each class different and what makes each class stand out.

Please subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! 

New RCB Video: Royal Caribbean Drink Package Review

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — Royal Caribbean Drink Package Review — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Food Network listed the best food on every major cruise line.

Travel Weekly debunked the viral video of a crew member waving at a couple who missed the ship.

One Good Dad wrote about how he took his kids on a Royal Caribbean cruise for self-care.

Cruise Fever reported that Norovirus outbreaks on cruise ships are at an 18 year low.

Drunk on Disney Podcast recorded a podcast about their recent Oasis of the Seas cruise.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 4, 2019

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04Aug2019

Can you believe August is already here? It is the middle of Summer and there is a lot of Royal Caribbean news to catch up from during this week.

The big Royal Caribbean news this week was the announcement of new Empress of the Seas sailings from Bayonne, New Jersey and Montreal, Canada in 2020-2021.

Empress will offer guests the opportunity to see "the seaside lights and historic sights" of Canada and New England with more to see from Montreal to Newport. In addition, she will offer longer stays in Bermuda with overnight stays in St. George’s Island and Hamilton. Plus 6, 7 and 8 night Caribbean itineraries from Miami.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 313th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Sheri joins Matt to share how to shop for a cruise at a dollar store.

In this episode, Sheri talks about the sort of things you can buy at a dollar store to prepare for a cruise and save money at the same time.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: Worst Royal Caribbean advice you will get

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — Worst Royal Caribbean advice you will get — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Cosmopolitan wrote how a Royal Caribbean cruise turned into their favorite vacation.

Cayman27 shared details on a proposed dock in Grand Cayman.

Hello Fashion listed five reasons to cruise with Royal Caribbean.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: July 28, 2019

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28Jul2019

It seems like it is heating up everywhere with summer upon on us, and we have the best reading material to enjoy while sitting by the air conditioning.

Are you interested in hearing some of the best Royal Caribbean food secrets out there? Such as where you can enjoy breakfast at Johnny Rockets without an additonal cost, or how to get a discount on a specialty restaurant? Of course you are, and we have twenty-five dining secrets to share!

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 312th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Susan reviews her recent Radiance of the Seas cruise to Alaska.

In this episode, listener Susan shares her experiences in Alaska during her southbound Alasksa cruise.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: 5 Royal Caribbean tips you will be surprised you need to know

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — 5 Royal Caribbean tips you will be surprised you need to know — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Cruise Fever reported Royal Caribbean ships had 4 of the 6 perfect health scores in 2019.

Fox 5 looked at how Royal Caribbean's Meteorologist tracks weather for its cruise ships.

Cara Loren shared some tips for anyone headed to Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Transportation Radio interviewed Radiance of the Seas' Captain.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: July 21, 2019

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21Jul2019

Happy Sunday! We hope you are having a great weekend! Now it’s time to sit back, relax, and catch up on all the Royal Caribbean news from the week!

The big news of the week was when two Royal Caribbean ships skipped stops in San Juan, Puerto Rico due to concerns over protests in the area.

Empress of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas were re-routed due to political demonstrations in the island's capital. Harmony of the Seas was rerouted on Wednesday to its next port of St. Maarten, while Empress of the Seas visited Tortola instead.

The good news is by Thursday, Allure of the Seas was able to visit San Juan as scheduled.

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New RCB Video: Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas to get $165m makeover

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — Allure of the Seas list of changes for 2020 — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Venture Beat shows how Royal Caribbean is using computer vision to track buffet crowds.

Parents Magazine listed Perfect Day at CocoCay as one of its 20 Best Vacations for Kids.

Star2 shared what a cruise on a Royal Caribbean ship is like.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: June 30, 2019

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30Jun2019

Happy Sunday! We hope you’re having a relaxing weekend and enjoying summer! It’s time to sit back, relax, and catch up on all the recent Royal Caribbean news!

Royal Caribbean revealed the upgrades and changes coming to Voyager of the Seas as part of a $97 million amplification.

Part of the Royal Amplified program, Voyager of the Seas will become the fourth ship reimagined as part of the Royal Amplified fleet modernization effort. She will receive a number of new first-to-market features. 

Among the changes coming are new water slides, family activities, stateroom upgrades and more.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 308th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt discusses the different balcony stateroom options.

When you hear about a balcony stateroom, you may think it is one type of room, but Royal Caribbean has a variety of balcony room offerings.  In this episode, Matt goes over each type of balcony stateroom.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: Top 5 cruise tips for all cruisers

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — Top 5 cruise tips  — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

The Travel Women shared 11 things you did not know about Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Cruise Habit wrote about cruising during hurricane season.

Afar listed Royal Caribbean as the best cruise line for all ages.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: June 23, 2019

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23Jun2019

Happy Sunday! We hope you’re having a relaxing weekend and enjoying summer! It’s time to sit back, relax, and catch up on all the recent Royal Caribbean news!

Is a suite worth the extra cost? We broke down the important information of what a suite gets you and if it is worth it.

Staying in a suite will get you the most expansive and luxurious accommodations Royal Caribbean, but it also comes with the highest price tag.  

Check out our breakdown for all the benefits and advantage a suite provides to help you decide if you should try one yourself.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 307th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt shares a review of his recent Mariner of the Seas cruise

In this episode, Matt shares how his 3-night cruise on Mariner of the Seas was, and how poor weather did not stop him from having a great time.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: Harmony of the Seas secrets

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — Harmony of the Seas secrets  — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

The Travel Women posted an Instagram guide to Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Royal Caribbean reported that Barron’s listed Richard Fain as one of the World’s Best CEOs. 

Skift shared how Royal Caribbean is utilizing a data-driven cruising model.

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